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December 14th, 1965: New Barry McGuire album featuring The Mamas & The Papas

New Barry McGuire album featuring The Mamas & The Papas

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Winter, 1965 - Barry McGuire released his second album for 1965, This Precious Time. The album was released on the Dunhill record label only months after McGuire's previous LP, Eve Of Destruction.

This Precious Time featured The Mama's & The Papas on backing vocals, which was essentially their audition to record with producer Lou Adler.

During the sessions McGuire recorded "California Dreamin'", which The Mamas & The Papas also released shortly after on December 8th, 1965. Both versions used the very same instrumental track, with alternate lead vocals.

Listen below to "California Dreamin'" and McGuire's cover of Bob Dylan's "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues."

This Precious Time:

Side One

01 This Precious Time
02 California Dreamin'
03 Let Me Be
04 Do You Believe In Magic
05 Yesterday
06 Hang On Sloopy

Side Two

01 Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
02 Upon A Painted Ocean
03 Hide Your Love Away
04 I'd Have To Be Outa My Mind
05 Child Of Our Times
06 Don't You Wonder Where It's At

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